Grimwade, Edward Norton (1866-1945)

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Businessman; Pharmaceutical manufacturer; Manufacturer; Pharmacist
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GRIMWADE BROTHERS: Edward Norton (1866-1945), Harold William (1869-1949), and Sir Wilfrid Russell (1879-1955), businessmen, were sons of Frederick Sheppard Grimwade and his wife Jessie Taylor, née Sprunt,...

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Edward Norton Grimwade, like his brothers, Harold and Wilfred, was a successful business man who helped advance Australia's pharmaceutical, glass, plastics and chemical manufacturing industries.

After completing his pharmacy apprenticeship in London and Melbourne, he was made a partner of Felton, Grimwade & Co. in 1889. In 1910 when their father Frederick Sheppard Grimwade die, he and his two brothers inherited the company. They also inherited substantial interests in their father's many other businesses which included Felton Grimwade & Bickford's of Perth, J. Bosisto & Co., Cuming Smith & Co. Ltd, the Adelaide Chemical and Fertilizer Co. Ltd, and the Melbourne Glass Bottle Works Pty Ltd (later Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd). In 1912 they established Australian Oxygen Co. which became known as Australian Oxygen and Industrial Gases Pty Ltd. In around 1920. When Drug Houses of Australia Ltd was formed Edward Grimwade was appointed chairman. He was instrumental in promoting and refining the Grimwade businesses.

  • Education - Apprenticed to a firm of druggists in London
  • Career position - Returned to Melbourne to work at his father's company Felton Grimwade & Co.
  • Career position - Partner of Felton Grimwade & Co.
  • Career position - Chairman of the Felton Bequests Committee
  • Career position - Co-founded Australian Oxygen Co. with his brothers
  • Career position - President of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Career position - Chairman of Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd
  • Career position - Carba Dry Ice (Australia) Ltd established
  • Career position - Chairman of Drug Houses of Australia Ltd.

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Mr Edward Norton Grimwade, who died at his home, Drusilla, Macedon, early yesterday morning, had been a leading figure in the business life of Melbourne for many years. He was chairman of directors...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Grimwade, Edward Norton
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. A Kino from Eucalyptus maculata
    Grimwade, E. Norton
    Published: A.E. Massina, Melbourne, 1886
    Series: The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy, 1, 279-280
  3. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  4. Grimwade, Edward Norton (1866-1945)
    Poynter, J. R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 126-128
  5. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009

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  1. DEATH OF MR NORTON GRIMWADE
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 April 1945 p 5 Article
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